The 19th annual Hamptons International Film Festival this week announced its full lineup of films, panels and special events taking place in October at various locations on the South Fork.
Red carpets will roll out at movie theaters, and from Oct. 13 to 17.
The festival opens with Jeff, Who Lives at Home, playing in two East Hampton venues. Described as a "heartwarming comedy," it stars Jason Segel and Susan Sarandon as well as Ed Helms and Judy Greer.
Cannes Film Festival favorite The Artist, French director Michel Hazanavicius' tribute to silent films starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller and Missi Pyle, will close the festival.
The Centerpiece film is Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus and starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. The film, which will have its U.S. premiere at HIFF, is a "modern twist on star-crossed lovers."
The Southampton kick-off film on Oct. 14 is dark comedy Butter, produced by The Weinstein Company and starring Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ty Burrell, Yara Shahidi, Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone.
“Our Spotlight section continues to impress this year with high profile films including Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut Coriolanus, Lars Von Trier's epic Melancholia, The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp and the chilling We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton, as well as one of this year’s Breakthrough Performers, Ezra Miller,” said HIFF Director of Programming David Nugent.
The festival includes a free screening of award-winning local student films, including Guild Hall Award winner Saving Caroline by senior Devon Leaver, "a psychological thriller about a young boy who finds a diary at a yard sale and falls in love with the writer."
HIFF's "A Conservation With" series for 2011, in which stars are interviewed on stage, includes Rufus Wainwright, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Broderick, Harry Belafonte and David Bailey.
To highlight the new generation of stars, HIFF will hold a roundtable discussion with breakthrough performers Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Stine Fischer Christensen (Cracks in the Shell), Ezra Miller (, Californication), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night).
Edward Lachman will lead HIFF and Kodak's annual cinematography master class. Lachman filmed such notable films as "I'm Not There," "Erin Brockovich" and "The Virgin Suicides."
The festival jury who will decide which filmmakers get the coveted Golden Starfish Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Short Film, include filmmaker Andrew Rossi, Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum, Melbourne Film Festival Director Michelle Carey, ’s Sherry Dobbin, William Morris Endeavor’s Mark Ankner and producer Jay Van Hoy.
The Hamptons International Film Festival runs from Oct. 13 through Oct. 17 at venues in East Hampton, Southampton Village, Sag Harbor, Westhampton and Montauk. The box office opens this Friday. Find box office information at HIFF's website. See the full schedule here.